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by arieshiker
May 5th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redwoods National Park - 5/1/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Redwoods National Park - 5/1/2019

Following in the boot prints of an Oregonhiker giant - https://www.oregonhikers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26829 - I spent a few days in the northern California redwoods and walked amongst the giants of nature. I’d been saving Don’s excellent report on the Cal Barrel Road and Rhododendron Trial for m...
by arieshiker
April 28th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Smith Rock (partial) and Dry Creek - 4/18 & 4/25
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Smith Rock (partial) and Dry Creek - 4/18 & 4/25

On 4-17, I was down in Bend to “browse” the aisles at REI, to return home on the 18th with a morning stop for a short hike at Smith Rock. The forecast was for the warmest day of the year to date, and it definitely proved accurate. I got to the parking area before 8:30 to a “take your pick of spots” ...
by arieshiker
April 7th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Three, three hikes in one report
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: Three, three hikes in one report

Thanks. I totally agree about the aroma.....very much surprised, but it was pretty clear, looking around, that that stretch had suffered a more intense burn than other stretches (not sure if that would matter but …???) Another five feet and the smell was gone.
by arieshiker
April 3rd, 2019, 1:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Three, three hikes in one report
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Three, three hikes in one report

Three for the price of one here - maybe a first? I’m still doing some conditioning hikes and will be probably for most of this year, then I’ll turn 80 next year and wonder why I did all this. Til then, this is what I love to do, and as long as my legs let me go vertical and will go back and forth, t...
by arieshiker
January 26th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CottonwoodCanyon - 1-24-19 - Pinnacles Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 616

CottonwoodCanyon - 1-24-19 - Pinnacles Trail

Short report on a short rehab hike as I try to get back in condition from some forced couch potato time. This was my 8th hike on this trail, and it never ceases to be enjoyable. With the river and potential for wildlife, and the scenery, it's always a little different each time. Only wildlife this t...
by arieshiker
November 4th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Re: Deschutes State Park

Water tower is gone too
by arieshiker
November 1st, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Re: Deschutes State Park

I wasn't out that far Charley, so I can't say, but from every report I've heard/read, if it was standing in the fire's way, it got burned - if the railroad car and buildings were burned, the tree likely took a big hit, however, as you hike along the trails many of the trees got burned but perhaps no...
by arieshiker
October 29th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Re: Deschutes State Park

Jerry - yes, the old wooden rail car at about 5.7 miles in burned - gonna miss that lone hunk of shade for a lunch break. The campsite outhouses all survived. From what I was told, they had crews out there, and when I passed by the first one going up the hill between miles 3 and 4, it looked just fi...
by arieshiker
October 29th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Re: Deschutes State Park

Amazing imagery, Adam - thanks...….sure looks that way along the river. Can't imagine it looking any better up over the hills, but they were putting a lot of effort into containment where the winds weren't howling, which seemed mostly driving the fires south and east. I believe those winds also help...
by arieshiker
October 29th, 2018, 6:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Deschutes State Park
Replies: 17
Views: 1102

Deschutes State Park

Haven’t seen any recent reports from the Deschutes State Park area, so I thought I’d post a few remarks from several hikes I’ve taken from a few days before the big fire and since. The park campground wasn’t affected much by the fire thanks to 24/7 work from all the crews, many of whom were staged t...